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Daily T-shirt News Roundup for January 13th

by Andy on January 13, 2012

exorcist rolling stones t-shirt

This shirt at TeeFury is a mashup of The Exorcist and the Rolling Stones, which is pretty appropriate for Friday the 13th, it’s almost like they planned it!

I’m fairly sure that I’ve seen this Firefly shirt somewhere else before it docked at Qwertee.

Shirt.Woot have the kind of shirt I would put on a level with Three Wolf Moon, except with no ironic redemption.

RIPT are getting into the Hobbit spirit a little early.

TeeMinus24 must have been watching LOTR too.

This 24tee shirt doesn’t really work with my British mind.

One for the Star Wars fans at TeeRaiders.

An Ozzy Osbourne/Iron Man parody for you today at Shirt Punch.

Now that’s an angry bear at DBH (who I notice have made a few little tweaks to their homepage).

Loviu are doing mystery tees for 7€ from now until the end of the month. The text says “order 3 mystery tees only 7 euros each” but I think that three is the maximum for one transaction, not the minimum, as I was able to add one tee to the cart when I gave it at go.

BustedTees have got their Hunger Games t-shirt on sale for $11.99 instead of $20 for the rest of today.

Hey look, Tilteed, are selling ‘Expansion II’ again.

Details of Graniph‘s design award have been announced. Submissions open on February 1st, and the top prize is 500,000 yen, which is probably a lot of money.

Graniph are also having their winter sale at the moment, loads of goods marked down by as much as 50%.

Turista Clothing have a 35% off coupon code at the moment, HPY2012, that will be live until January 15th. They also have some new tees you many want to check out. [via TTG]

Kid Robot have a decent sale on, with 50% off all of last year’s designs.

The first of Obey’s Spring 2012 line has dropped at Urban Industry.

I think that only a mother could love these (recently restocked) barcode hoodies at Methods NYC, but the coupon code of BRICK getting you 25% off your order on anything in the store until tomorrow at midnight (EST, presumably) is a lot more tantalising.

Taken Clothing have got everything on sale for $20 until January 17th. I’m not sure how much things cost before the sale, but presumably it was more than $20.

Get 13% off your order at Trust No One with the coupon code UNLUCKYFORSOME until 9am tomorrow UK time.

Own the Night Clothing have a sale on until midnight UK time. [via TTG]

Complex list the 50 greatest pop culture reference in streetwear.

Tee Gazette have an interview with Twin SRPNT.

20% off everything at Sin Star Clothing with the coupon code 13 today only.

Oh No Berlin now have a brand store at A Better Tomorrow.

Dephect’s January sale is still going on with t-shirts as low as £9.99.

Antique Clothing also have a sale going on with item as low as £15. [via TTG]

HYA tri-blend tees in the HYA store are £13 for today only, a saving of £3, limited quantities available pick them up before they sell out.

There’s up to 35% off in the big sale at Human Empire.

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Daily Tees & News for December 7th

by Andy on December 7, 2011

cheap t-shirts at Teefury

Looks like you’ve got another day to pick up random shirts for $6 at TeeFury.

RIPT have a Doctor Who t-shirt.

Qwertee keep things nice and British with a tea-based Call of Duty pun.

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Daily Tees & News for December 2nd

by Andy on December 2, 2011

teefury highlander t-shirt

When I opened all the daily sites today (21 tabs, Firefox doesn’t care for that much) I wondered whether I’d actually get to see the TeeFury site. Thankfully it turned up, so any possible malware that may have existed yesterday appears to have been removed and all is right with the world again. I remain disappointed by the response from TeeFury about the issue, it took them at least 13 hours to acknowledge any kind of problem (done by their Facebook page), and they only wrote about it after the warning message had been removed. They posted this message on Twitter at the same time as the Facebook message: “If you had trouble reaching earlier, try now! We’ve addressed the issue that was causing problems:″ That link now goes to a 404 page. Frankly, that is not good enough, if you might be exposing your fans to malware via your site you have to tell people by every avenue about the issue and warn them as soon as possible, not when you’ve fixed the problem, and you should make some kind of mention of it when you send out a newsletter that day (presumably to thousands of people). I still like TeeFury and will continue to write about them, but I do not like the way they dealt with this situation.

Nerd joke at RIPT today.

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hello kitty t-shirt by graniph

Costiness=?2,100 Buy it at Graniph [via Rude Retro]

*Curious about the lack of words? It’s the lazy posting weekend!

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Front Zip Middle Sleeve One-Piece by Graniph

by Andy on September 8, 2009

Front Zip Middle Sleeve One-Piece(Heather Gray) LADIES ITEM - Design Tshirts Store graniph_1252337656989

Clever item of clothing alert!

It’s probably quite hard to see what’s going with this piece (and I’m calling it a piece because I have no idea what it should be called, and judging by the title neither do Graniph) from the pic, but the yellow piece of material is actually sewn onto the grey part, and you can have it unzipped, fully zipped, or mess around with having it partially zipped low, high, or in the middle as shown. I think it’s quite cool, but I’m a guy and they don’t make a male version, so I don’t have to think about whether I’d actually wear it, ladies, what do you think?

Costiness= JPY 3,500 Available from Graniph


La Roux x Graniph Collaboration T-Shirt

by Andy on August 21, 2009

La Roux x Graniph Collaboration T-Shirt

I don’t keep up with this stuff too much, but I’m pretty sure that La Roux are hot property right now, they were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, so they’re probably extremely cool. Graniph actually included their debut CD in their latest package, and whilst I’ve not given it a good listen (a single run-through whilst doing a million other things) I was pretty impressed with what I heard. Of course, the ability to fashion an excellent pop tunes doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to be similarly talented when it comes to t-shirt design (though it is fairly likely that a musician will be a have some skill as a t-shirt designer since both tasks require a creative mind).

I like the tee, it has the feel of a crest without actually being a crest (note to self: worst description ever). It also looks kind of like a chicken with a beehive hairstyle… I’d better stop writing before this post gets any weirder (and it started out so well!).


Graniph Design Award Winners Announced

by Andy on August 6, 2009


The annual Graniph Design Award is an international competition open to everyone and anyone regardless of age, location or experience. This year’s competition saw over 10,000 entries land on our doorstep here in Tokyo, representing a diverse range of talent from all over the world. A huge thanks to everyone who entered!

After long night’s and heated debates we’ve finally selected a winner to take home the huge cash prize of JPY1,000,000, as well as 5 Silver Prize winners, 10 Bronze Prize winners, and 7 Magazine-Choice awards.

This year’s gold prize winner is Choi Hwang Ho from Korea. Choi’s cheeky stenciled design enamored our judges with it’s striking simplicity and it looks amazing on a tee. She takes home the grand prize of a staggering ¥1,000,000!!

All designs will be printed on limited edition tees, available at all graniph store and from August. Don’t miss out!!

When I first took a look at the winners, I must admit that I wasn’t overly impressed, some of the designs seemed a bit simple to warrant the lofty title of being Graniph Design Award winners, but the more I look at them (and now that one of them is sat right behind me in the office), they are starting to grow on me, and Graniph’s design style does tend to be fairly restrained so these designs fit well with their aesthetic. There’s 23 winners (by my hasty count), so it’s safe to presume that you’ll like something from the selection.

Check out the other winners in the gallery, and this page on the Graniph site will provide you with all the purchasing links you need.

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Fake Knapsack T-shirt by Graniph

by Andy on July 29, 2009

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I’m such a sucker for ‘fake’ tees, not fake as in ‘Kalvin Clein’ or ‘Louis Vitton’ of ‘Hyde Your Arms’, but tees that make you do a double-take and question what you’re seeing for a just a second. This tee does a pretty good job of that, it raises a smile, and if that isn’t a good enough reason for wearing a tee then I don’t know what is.

Costiness=JPY 2,500 (about $23.75) Available from Graniph [via Rumplo]


Sale on at Graniph!

by Andy on July 14, 2009


How did I not know about this?

Graniph Clearance Section [via Rude Retro]


Chain Smoker by Graniph [Review]

by Andy on June 16, 2009


If you can say one thing about Graniph (and I say a lot), it’s that they run through designs pretty darn quickly, so for those of you that flip healthy society the bird by inhaling smoke (think about it, you’re inhaling smoke, isn’t that an odd concept?), I’m afraid you can’t complement your habit with this tee because by the looks of it Graniph don’t sell this particular design anymore. Still, there’s a load more excellent designs in the store for your perusal.

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Octopus Attacks Tokyo by Graniph [Review]

by Andy on April 28, 2009


Anyone remember when I pointed out this tee back in February and it was a total tease because it was sold out? Well, the situation has improved, but not by much. They must have reprinted it, but only size small is available for purchase at the moment, and considering that Graniph‘s sizes already run quite small anyway, it’s only going to be slim people wearing this pretty-darned-awesome t-shirt for the time being.

I said it back in February and I’ll say it again, this tee rocks, and I have no idea why, which is what I usually feel when I look at tees from Graniph, so I guess the love affair continues!


This tee was sent to me here in Philly, so it is a bit fresher in the memory than most of the reviews I’ve done over the past few months (though I sent it back with my brother last month, my suitcase is overweight as is), and as usual the quality level was superb, soft cotton, and I was really impressed with the colours in the print.

Costiness=JPY 2,500 Buy Octopus Attacks Tokyo at Graniph

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10,000 Yen is about $100. As I’ve never ordered a tee from Graniph, I don’t know what their shipping prices are like, but as the tees are coming all the way from Japan (which is pretty far from a lot of the HYA readership, that’s right, I know where you live… in country/city sense), I would presume that it’s not cheap, so this is probably a better offer than it first appears. This offer has no time limit, so there’s no need to rush.


Pics of Graniph’s new Harajuku Store

by Andy on March 15, 2009


When I went to Tokyo in 2007 I knew who Graniph were, but it was only when I stepped inside their little store in Harajuku that I fell a little bit in love with them, something which is probably obvious from the amount of digital column inches I give them on such a regular basis. I even bought a tee there, it was a size large, and the girl behind the counter looked at me quizzically, and I explained that it wasn’t for me, it was a fairly funny moment, but now that I’ve written it it doesn’t seem even remotely humourous. Moving on!

Basically, what I’m saying it they had a cool store, with some fantastic designs, but it was pretty small. That’s all changed, they’ve opened up a new flagship store, and it looks pretty damn cool, certainly a spot that should be part of any tee pilgrimage.

For those of you that won’t be able to make it to Tokyo (here’s their shoplist), Graniph have an up to 30% off sale going online at the moment.

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A Monkey Holding a Camera by Graniph

by Andy on March 2, 2009


Apparently “you can’t buy it Sunday” doesn’t just happen on a Sunday, since I was looking around the Graniph site, and I can’t see this one on sale.

Obviously I took the pictures back in England, but I do remember the tee having that high-level of quality that I’ve come to expect from Graniph. Also, these pictures aren’t too impressive, I had to take pictures of 10 tees in a mad rush before leaving for the airport, so these haven’t had the usual work that I like to put into the gallery pictures, sorry.

More average photos after the jump

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I can’t quite put my finger on why this t-shirt is awesome, but I am almost 100% certain that it is. In fact, it’s so great that I’m posting it even though it is sold out at the time of writing, knowing that I’m going to disappoint those of you that saw it and instantly knew you needed a t-shirt about an octopus attacking Tokyo in your lives. Sorry.

Costiness=JPY 2,500 (y’know, if you could buy it) Request a reprint at Graniph [Rumplo Link]


S.O.S Tee by Lovefoxxx for Graniph [Review]

by Andy on January 12, 2009


It’s quite cool that I received the tees that Lovefoxxx (the singer in CSS) because I usually get to write about lots of cool collaborations, and it doesn’t get much cooler than the Japanese-Brazilian singer from a hot indie band designing tees for a super-cool Japanese t-shirt company, but it’s usually pretty rare for me to actually get to see the goods when they go from design to printed reality. Just for a change with my Graniph reviews, you can actually buy this one, although it might be best to pick it up quickly as some sizes are already sold out.


Usually when I hear about a company collaborating with a musician my eyes do roll a little bit, because the ability to pen a song doesn’t necessarily mean that an artist can make a tee that will actually be worth buying, but I had higher hopes for Lovefoxxx as she used to be a graphic designer, and even designed a few t-shirts (I can’t find any examples, but here’s a good article about her fashion sense), and I was not disappointed by what I found in the package. I like the tee, but I can’t help but feel it’s a little bland, especially considering it was designed by a woman that routinely wears stuff like this on stage. However, it could look great paired up with something a bit more colourful.


This tee is part of Graniph’s ‘soft t-shirt’ range, to be completely honest, I couldn’t tell a huge difference between the soft tee and the regular ones they sent me,they’re both pretty darned soft; the print quality was impressive too, good and soft. As I’ve warned in my previous Graniph posts, I may like them and their designs, but I do not care for their sizing, mostly because I can’t fit in any of the tees. Their size range goes from size SS to L and is definitely cut for a stereotypically small Japanese frame.

Costiness=? 2,100 Buy the S.O.S tee at Graniph

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Graniph may only do one t-shirt design competition a year (I think), but when they do, they do. That million yen (around $9000 US) is just the gold prize, there will also be:

5 Silver winners who get $900

10 Bronze winners who get $450

7 Winners decided by the sponsor companies who also get $450

The list of sponsors is impressive too. T-World magazine, Superfuture, Dazed & Confused magazine, grafik magazine, STUDIOVOICE, XLR8R, and a Japanese one that I can’t read. Pretty prestigious stuff I’m sure you’ll agree.

As the graphic above says, 30,000 entries were made to their last couple of competitions, so it’s safe to presume that competition will be stiff this this time around too. Applications/submissions can be made throughout next month.



Animals with Guns from Graniph [Review-kinda]

by Andy on December 30, 2008


At some point I think I’m just showing off with all these tees that Graniph have sent me and you can’t buy, but I can’t feel too guilty because they weren’t on sale when the package arrived, and because these tees (which won’t fit my ‘comfotable’ frame) have been great Christmas/birthday presents for the ladies in my life!

The tee is great quality, as usual. A little thicker than most of the tees we usually deal with here on HYA, and also cut on the more slender side of things.

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Another tee from Graniph [Review]

by Andy on December 17, 2008

I was about to write up another Graniph t-shirt review from the package they sent me a couple of weeks ago, but then I noticed that it wasn’t actually available on the Graniph website, as far as I can tell, so instead of doing a traditional review, I’m just going to post a few pictures. Rest assured that the quality is superb as always with Graniph tees, and that yes, it is most definitely cut for Japanese people… and I don’t mean the sumos.

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“Grafik Magazine” by Graniph [Review]

by Andy on December 10, 2008

I’d never received a package from Japan before, so that was one thing that I was excited to tick off my ‘tee to-do list’ when a bulging envelope arrived from Graniph, but the fact that it took 3 days to travel from Japan to rural England left me even more impressed with a label that was already one of my favourite brands. Seriously, that isn’t all that much longer than it took me to get back from Tokyo, and the tees were probably in a lot better mood after 11 hour flight than I was!

You guys know that I can be enticed by shiny things, so out of the selection that Graniph sent me I was first drawn to this tee with gold foil on it, which I later found was called “Grafik Magazine”, presumably a collaboration with this magazine of the same name (check out their sample issue, it looks pretty cool). Despite the gold being fairly flashy (when isn’t it?), I think that this design is actually pretty minimal and understated, and it looks so much better in person than in these photo’s (as soon as I went out in the snow it started to rain, but I was committed to having a snowy photoshoot, even if it involved damp t-shirts).

The quality level is very impressive, slightly more heavyweight than most of the tees I receive, which should be helpful during these chilly winter months (not that it’s that thick, I should add). It’s always hard to predict how well a foil tee will survive multiple washes, but I can assure you that Graniph’s ‘regular’, non-foil shirts are good and will last a long time (my brother routinely wears the shirt I got for him in Tokyo back in 2007, and it’s still good), so it’s probably a fairly safe bet that they know what they’re doing with foil. As with a lot of Japanese clothing, it runs smaller and is more fitted than us Westerners are used to, so whilst you can probably get away with buying your usual size, be aware that it will be a little more snug.

There’s a couple more shots in the gallery, and a teaser shot of the other tees that are to be reviewed.

Costiness=?2,100 Buy ‘Grafik Magazine’ at Graniph

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